Programmes and Projects


Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange (FILE) – The intercultural training of teachers: what, when, how?_ Call for participants

The Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange (FILE) is an annual conference that explores a particular topic in international educational exchange that has not received much sustained focus. It is one of the main activities of Fondazione Intercultura and it is convened in cooperation with EFIL (European Federation for Intercultural Learning) and AFS Intercultural Programs. FILE VII will take place in Colle di Val d’Elsa, 3-5 November 2016 and will tackle the topic  “The intercultural training of teachers: what,… Read the full article


Open Badges for competences from youth mobility – the EBA project develops

EFIL is project partner of an Erasmus+ funded project aimed at the recognition of competences from youth mobility through the innovative system of Open badges. The project is called ‘EBA- European Badge Alliance’ and it has kicked off at the first partnership meeting on 15-16  December 2015 in Forli, Italy, hosted by the leading partner UNISER, a cooperative running mobility programmes mainly in the field of Vocational Education and Training. Other project partners represent different sectors… Read the full article


Venice, are you ready?

As the weather is getting warmer, we know that also the annual EFIL Volunteer Summer Summit, the AFS network’s largest annual training event, is getting closer!  With less than 80 days left to the VSS 2016 (starting on 30 July), the VSS team is very busy with the further preparation of the programme, the designing of T-Shirts, social media and answering the many questions of participants! Registration record This year, we have reached a new… Read the full article


9th Edition of the Intercultural Dialogue Day: 29 September 2016

Less than five months from now, on Thursday 29 September, the AFS network will celebrate its ninth edition of the Intercultural Dialogue Day (IDD).  Several local chapters and national offices all over Europe have already started preparations for IDD activities on the big day, when AFS volunteers across the continent will once again make a joint effort to set up different events targeting external audiences: creative workshops, debates, panel discussions, concerts, school activities, flash mobs,… Read the full article